Bentley is to unveil a facelifted version of its range-topping Mulsanne at the Geneva Motor Show on 1st March.

The revamp sees the model separated out into three versions – the Mulsanne, Mulsanne Speed and Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase. The cars are tailored according to their name with the extended version majoring on the 250mm of extra rear-seat legroom, airliner-like legrests and bespoke rear sunroof while the Speed boasts a 4.9-second 0-62mph time.

Styling changes include a complete front-end revamp creating what Bentley describes as a more modern and integrated look. The front is dominated by a stainless steel vertical-vane grille, 80mm wider than its predecessor and according to its creators recalling classic past Bentleys such as the 8 Litre of 1930.

The all-LED headlamps are adaptive and include greatly increased night vision capabilities and are fitted into a new one-piece bumper, radiator shell and bonnet.

Inside there are redesigned seats offered in either fluted or quilted finish, new door trims and armrests and bespoke glass switches, together with a choice of 24 leather colours.

1602_Bentley_MulsanneUpdated technology includes a new eight-inch touchscreen-based infotainment system connected to a 60GB hard drive for storing media.

Optional is the Naim for Bentley Premium Audio system, built for the car and described as the world’s most powerful automotive unit. It includes 20 speakers, 20 channels, a 2,200 watt amplifier and Super Tweeters.

Rear-seat passengers, meanwhile can also make use of the Bentley Entertainment Tablet – a pair of 10.2in Android devices offering 4G, WiFi and Bluetooth and integrated into the backs of the front seats. A touch of a button deploys the screens from their stowed positions.

First deliveries of the new Mulsanne will be in summer 2016.

Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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